Hudson River Valley
(May and October)
Scheduled trip: Please
contact us to set up a custom trip!
Trip Cost: Special trip for $2,195 (7 days and 6 nights).
There is a $200 single supplement charge.
Easy to Moderate. Group size - 4 to 8. Includes
pick up and drop off at Albany, NY Airport
Travel with us up and down
this beautiful and historic New York river, as we walk trails and visit legendary sites
that are part this scenic wonder of our nation.
We start in Rhinebeck for two days, where we'll be staying at the historic Beekman
Arms and Delamater Inn, then head north to Hudson, a former New York state capital and whaling center, and explore
the town down to the river overlook, passing one of the best collections of Federalist
style architecture in the country.
Some of the places we'll visit are: Olana, Hudson River landscape
artist Frederic Edwin Church's house and trails; Clermont State Historic Site,
the home of Robert Livingston home, the man who gave the oath of office for
president to George Washington, and who sponsored Robert Fulton's first
commercial steamboat on the river; Mills
Mansion and Mills-Norrie State Park (a 988-acre parcel on the river),
Montgomery Place, and some nice walks overlooking the river.
the next two days we'll
have lunch at the famous Culinary Institute of America; visit the Eleanor and
Franklin D. Roosevelt's homes in Hyde Park; visit the gardens & grounds at the
Vanderbilt Mansion; traverse the Walkway over the Hudson; stay at a B&B downtown in quaint Cold Spring on the river for a stunning
views of Storm King Mountain and the US Military Academy at West Point, a town
that George Washington named for it's cold, refreshing springs; visit Garrison,
where "Hello Dolly" was filmed; and tour the grounds at Boscobel
(pictured at left).
The last two days we'll travel over to the west side of the river to tour the New Windsor
Cantonment National Historic Site and National Purple Heart Hall of Honor where
Washington bid farewell to his troops; stroll through New Paltz's Huguenot
Street old stone house district; visit naturalist John Burroughs'
sanctuary "Slabsides"; see Kingston's old waterfront; hike in the Shawangunks
on the trails of the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park; see the remains of the Delaware & Hudson
Canal; and visit old Saugerties' downtown and lighthouse. We'll be staying at a
great B&B or inn near New Paltz or in High Falls, NY.
There will be great hikes at many spots with views of the river or
our journey and many more options to choose from, as well.